The Editorial Team of the Poly Journal of Engineering and Technology (PJET) will take the necessary measures to examine the incoming papers on their originality and reliability of contained information. The Editorial Team of the journal acknowledges that plagiarism is a severe breach of commitment toward research and development and it also detracts the value of original and honest scholarly work. Therefore, the journal establishes the following policy that states guidelines that the authors should follow and specific actions (penalties) if plagiarism is identified in a manuscript submitted for publication in the journal.
Authors should ensure that they submit only entirely original works. If they have used the work and/or statements of others, this must be appropriately cited or referenced. Plagiarism in any form, including quotations or paraphrasing of substantial parts of another’s article (without attribution), “passing off” another’s article as the author’s own, or claiming results from research conducted by others, constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. Manuscripts that are a compilation of previously published materials of other authors (without their own creative and authoring interpretation) are not accepted for publication. It is inadmissible to use unfair text borrowing and assign research results not belonging to the authors of the submitted manuscript.
The authors must ensure that the submitted manuscript:
- describes completely the original work;
- is not plagiarism;
- has not been published before in any language;
- the information used or words from other publications are appropriately indicated by reference or indicated in the text.
If the manuscript builds on the previous work/s of the author/s, it is essential that this is clearly identified in the text and is appropriately referenced, as if it were written by a different person.
Existing copyright laws and conventions must be observed. Materials protected by copyright (for example, tables, figures, or large quotations) should only be reproduced with the permission of their owner.
The PJET takes responsibility to assist the scientific community in all aspects of publication ethics policy, particularly in the case of multiple submissions/publications and plagiarism. If proof of plagiarism is found in any stage of manuscript processing, the manuscript will be rejected immediately, and the Editor-in-Chief of the journal will communicate with the corresponding author to demand an explanation and the amendment of the plagiarized content. If the author/s does not respond within a reasonable length of time or does not make the necessary adjustments, they will not be able to submit manuscripts to the PJET for a period of three (3) years.